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Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders – JBVA

Updated: 6/22/17

Completion of all core clerkships.

The objective of the elective is to provide a diverse educational experience in diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and other drug dependent patients, including issues of dually diagnosed patients (patients with both chemical dependency issues and other psychiatric disorders – e.g., major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD).

The student will develop the following skills: obtain history of the use of alcohol and other drugs; obtain psychiatric/psychosocial assessment to include mental status examination; develop a comprehensive, individual treatment plan; participate in a weekly multidisciplinary treatment plan reassessment where the patient’s current clinical problems, needs and responses to treatment are evaluated; and develop a discharge plan. In addition, the student will become familiar with the roles of a twelve-step recovery program, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy in a comprehensive inpatient/outpatient addiction treatment program.

There are three clinical settings: a drug-out outpatient clinic, a methadone maintenance program, and a residential rehabilitation substance abuse unit.

Based on completion of tasks listed in the “Competencies” section.

Administrative Information Heading link

  • Program Number

    ELEC 667

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: Rodney I. Eiger

    Coordinator:  Graciela Bernal
    Telephone: 312-996-4981

  • Program Information

    Location: JBVA

    Duration: 4 Weeks
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: No
    Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
    Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5
    Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
    Outpatient: 35
    Inpatient: 0
    Total Hours /Week: 40